Underground crusher and conveyor system at Ruttan Mine, Sherritt Gordon Mines Ltd.

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 73, No. 814, 1980

S.K. PAUL, Senior Mine Engineer, Sherritt Gordon Mines Limited, Leaf Rapids, Manitoba

This paper briefly describes the underground crushing and conveying system at Sherritt Gordon Mines' Ruttan Mine. A series of three steel-cord belted conveyors, with a total length of 2155 metres and a total vertical lift of 407 metres, convey the muck from the underground crushing station to the mill at the surface. The maximum size of the crushed rock is 6 in. All the conveyors are provided with numerous safety and fire suppression devices.
Keywords: Underground mining, Ruttan Mine, Crushers, Conveyors, Dust collectors, Fire protection, Safety.